In accordance with Florida statutes, the ACE Professional Development Certification Program is designed to provide mid-career professionals the opportunity to fulfill instructional requirements to qualify as an educator. After completing the ACE program, the participant may seek a professional teaching certificate.
Requirements to enroll in the program are:
The ACE Professional Development program is provided online through the FLDOE Ed-Ventures program. Participants work online at their own pace.
Monthly Online Orientations are provided to assist participants in getting started with the program.
Optional Face-to-Face Mentoring Sessions, Saturday Workshops, and Summer Workshops are provided to assist participants with the program requirements.
A mentor is available to assist participants at their school site with job embedded professional development.
Administrators looking for more information on the ACE program can view a 5 minute recorded webinar linked here.
For more information about the ACE program please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or at 863-647-4270.
Participants who were in the military may qualify for financial assistance. You can find more information about the Troops to Teachers Program here.
Cost for program participation is $1000.
Cost for District Charter School Participants is $1250
Checks should be made payable to Polk County Schools. ACE currently does not accept payroll deduction or credit card payments. Fees must be paid in full upon application to the program.
Access ACE Tasks on the EdVentures website at this link: http://tracking.altcertflorida.org/Auth/LogOn. You will sign in with the User Name D-53-FirstInitialLastName. Your initial password is "newaccount" for everyone. Please log on and change your password upon admittance into the ACE Program
Reading Competency 2 is a required course for all ACE participants. The 14 week Polk County School Board Moodle offering of this course is free to ACE participants. Participants must sign up for Reading Competency 2 separately from the ACE Program.
This Moodle site has been set up to assist teachers in studying for the FTCE Professional Education test. This test must be taken and passed prior to completion of the ACE Program. Test results take up to 4 weeks to post to your FLDOE account.
Follow instructions for access the site here: FTCE Professional Education Test study materials.
Please refer to the FTCE Teacher Test Study Assistance Webpage for more testing information.
For more information or questions you may have regarding the ACE program please contact Lauri Christopher Teacher Resource Specialist Trainer for the ACE Professional Development Certification Program at 863-647-4270.